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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

For the Joy of Music!

…a 35th anniversary tribute to Diane Bish, First Lady of the Pipe Organ in the USA.

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Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1716 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1716 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of April 17, 2017

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

J. S. BACH: Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565 (1738 Müller/St. Bavo Church, Haarlem)

JOSEPH CALLEARTS: Impromptu (1971 Gonzales/Notre Dame Cathedral, Chartres)

BACH: 2 Orgelbüchlein Chorale-preludes (In Dir ist Freude, BWV 615; Alle Menschen müssen sterben, BWV 643) (St. Bavo, Haarlem)

DIANE BISH: Dance of the Trumpets (1974 Ruffatti/Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

MARCEL DUPRÉ: The world awaiting the Savior, fr Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23 (1989 Möller/United Methodist Church, Roswell, GA)

BISH: A New Song (Psalm 33). BISH: Psalm 23 –Coral Ridge Choir & Orchestra/Roger McMurrin, conductor; Diane Bish, organist (VQR 2041)

Hour 2

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Poeme Heroïque, Op. 33

BACH (arr. Bish): Adagio Cantabile, fr Violin Sonata No. 3, BWV 1005

BISH (arr.): Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

GORDON YOUNG (arr. Bish): Jubilation Suite (Trumpet Tune; Aria; Album Leaf; Jubilation) (2004 Ruffatti/1st Presbyterian Church, Naples, FL)

DENIS BEDARD: Toccata

EDWARD ELDAR (arr. Bish): Nimrod, fr Enigma Variations

BISH (arr.): Christ the Lord is risen today


Diane Bish began her world-famous telecasts thirty-five years ago, in 1982 (coincidentally the same years as the first offerings of Pipedreams!). All organ performances here feature Diane Bish. Those in the Hour 1, and the Gordon Young selection in Hour 2, were taken from compact discs in the Joy of Music catalog, and are available on CD. The remaining performances in Hour 2 were recorded in concert (r. 4/29/16) by Ms. Bish and the Marble Choir & Brasses, and the Festival of Voices, led by resident musician Kenneth Dake, and feature the new 2015 Glück pipe organ (IV/101-ranks) at Marble Collegiate Church, New York City.